(June 27, 2013 – Bend, OR) The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) and the High Desert Museum are pleased to announce “Oregon Ranch Day” at the High Desert Museum on June 29, 2013. This one day event with ranch demonstrations, equipment displays and livestock show by Paulina’s 4-H students will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We invite you to join us in commemorating Oregon’s long history in ranching and celebrate ranching’s continued commitment to Oregon.

The first phase of the Ranching in Oregon exhibit, sponsored by the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association and the Oregon Beef Council, was unveiled in February. Oregon Ranch Day at the High Desert Museum is the finale event for the first exhibit featuring the history of Oregon’s cattle industry. Phase two of the exhibit featuring today’s cattle industry will be launched in July.

On Saturday, museum visitors will have the opportunity to view the extensive historical display in the museum as well as live outdoor demonstrations of horse shoeing, working stock dogs and cattle. Have you ever wondered what the inside of a cattle truck is like? This is your chance to explore how cattle are transported and view other livestock handling equipment close up.

Ray Sessler, OCA President Elect from Prineville, has been instrumental in organizing this unique opportunity for ranchers to share their heritage with the public. Ray commented, “This event is sure to be fun, educational and will help open lines of communication between the people raising beef and the consumers who enjoy it.”

Oregon is rich with ranching history; please join us in sharing our culture and learn about the important role ranching played in the history of our state and still today. For further information please visit http://www.highdesertmuseum.org/ or contact OCA at 503-361-8941.